13 Lip Scrubs You Can Shop Right Now
When it comes to a proper skin care routine, we all know that exfoliation is essential, but there's one area most of us are overlooking, and that's our lips. You likely moisturize them frequently, thanks to balms and glosses, but a quality lip scrub is an often-forgotten, but key part of your regimen. The reason? Dead skin cells accumulate on our lips, just like they do the rest of our face. Exfoliation is a must, because it sloughs away those flakes and helps product absorb, allowing for maximum hydration.
Before we dive into some of our favorite lip scrubs on the market, first, memorize these application tips from Keri Blair, Senior National Makeup Artist for MAC Cosmetics: "First, scoop out a small amount of product and gently rub it over your lips in a circular motion," explains Blair. "If your lips are extremely dry, apply a thin coat of lip salve first and then apply the scrub. Depending on how dry and flakey your lips are, you can use your finger, a terry cloth towel, a soft toothbrush or a disposable mascara wand to rub it in. Then use a makeup wipe to gently remove it, blot dry with a tissue, and rehydrate lips with a balm." And now, for the main event—ahead, the best lip scrubs you can shop right now.